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South African Giraffes

South African Giraffes
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D, 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Date Submitted: 2008-06-15 10:41
Viewed: 6153
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). One of the nine subspecies: the South African Giraffe.

South African Giraffe (G.c. giraffa) — rounded or blotched spots, some with star-like extensions on a light tan background, running down to the hooves. Range: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique.

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Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
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Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
145,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
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AF mode
AI focus AF
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-15 10:44]

Hi Annick. Great picture of the pair of Giraffes. They are such powerful looking animals. but graceful as well. A good Pose from them eating the flowering bush. well done TFS.

Hello Annick,

What a great shot of one of my favourite animals! It just made me laugh because if they had not been grazing, you would almost certainly have had to use a portrait style composition!
It is interesting that one of the animals has given you eye contact whilst the other is delicately feeding!
Good off-centre composition and nice details of thir markings and the environment!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Annick,
Awesome photo where you show us more than only the animals but also part of their habitat. The cloudy sky helped you out perfectly. No harsh shaddows and rich colors.

Hello Annick,
Great capture, beautiful vivid colors and excellent clarity, very good composition and pov, fantastic sharpness and depth of field, great poses.
Well done.


Yet another wonderful shot from your endless repository of photo ops. This one is great as well - I like the bright yellow flowers in this shot. That doesn't happen too often in pictures from Africa - usually everything is nicely dried up. Anyways, great job! TFS,

Best Regards,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-15 21:17]

Hello Annick

A lovely capture of the giraffes.
The yellow flowers on the plant really brightens up the shot.
Well composed ,the focus is sharp with excellent detail.
The pov is super,looks great.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-15 23:05]

Hi Annick

Great shot of these giraffes. The poses are complimentary and add movement to the image. Great detail throughout and the splash of vivid yellow adds interest.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-16 4:03]

Hello Annick,
I didn't know there were so many subspecies of the Giraffe! I like the markings on these, they are very beautiful! Great sharpness and beautiful colours. Excellent composition too showing the Giraffes by the beautiful yellow flowering tree which they seem to be enjoying!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Annick,
Very nice picture, these two Giraffes are very beautiful
great POV and composition.. Well done


Hi Annick,
Lovely picture of these two towering animals. The yellow flower adds beauty to the picture. I love the lighting and the composition as well

Good giraffe picture... got both heads in good poses. :)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-16 14:47]

Very good capture, Annick!
Excellent exposure.
Very ,very sharp.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-17 8:38]

Hi Annick,
Splendid shot of this Giraff couple with such lovely colours and sharp details. They look huge in comparison with that tree and the yellow bloom looks magnificent. I like the natural surrounding. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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